He went to the front on 11th March 1915. Frank was posthumously awarded the Military Medal. In March 1918, his parents had a motor car placed at their disposal to take them to Balls Park in Hertford where they were presented with his Medal. The day Frank was killed, Friday September 15th, was the first day that tanks were used in a battle. Letter to Frank's parents from one of his comrades: While on patrol work on three successive nights in May 1916 he displayed great coolness and courage under very heavy fire and set a fine example to those about him.